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Feb 02,2020 | 09:48 AM

IRWD Supports Native Oyster...

What could be better than finding a pearl inside an oyster shell? Keeping the shell, and using it to create new habitat for the native Olympia oyster, now functionally extinct. That’s what IRWD has been doing in partnership with Orange County Coastkeeper. The nonprofit organization, whose mission is to protect local waterways and marine ecosystems, has placed some 40,000 pounds of oyster shells in Upper Newport Bay, at Castaways Beach and along the De Anza Peninsula. The craggy surface of the shell serves as the ideal point of attachment for young native oyster larvae looking for a place to fasten themselves and grow. Irvine Ranch Water District provides space in its corporate yard at the San Joaquin Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary for the shells to dry. It can take up to a year for the shells to cure so they are clean enough to allow the native species to settle there. The program started...

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Oct 10,2018 | 09:57 AM

Syphon Reservoir Improvement Project

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